Re: [OT] Slashdot and media accuracy (was Re: Improved Debian Project Emergency Communications)
Paul Johnson wrote:
Yes. So register as a member of that 3rd party; vote in that 3rd party's
primary for your 3rd-party candidate of choice, then when the General
Election rolls around, you can "switch" candidates and vote for any
candidate on the ballot, and at this time pick from the Big Two to avoid
"throwing away" your vote. You've still done what you've set out to do;
get your 3rd-party some name recognition by putting them on the ballot.
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On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 05:11:58PM -0600, Kent West wrote:
Vote for your third-party during the primary
You can't. Primary ballots only list candidates from your own party.
But I kindda like the idea that others have put forward; make political
office holding (for many/most? posititions) a responsibility of normal
citizens, via random choice, like jury duty. Takes out the professionals
and puts "real people" into office. Of course, the pay would have to be
enough for the candidate to live on for the term of duty AND allow the
candidate to put his normal life on pause (hire a manager for his
business while he's away, hire a replacement for his job with guarantee
of getting the job back after his term, etc).
Lots of issues, and I reckon I'm ready to get back on-topic, so I'm